The Russian labor market has passed the peak of the pandemic

the labor Market in Russia passed the peak of the pandemic. By the end of may, the unemployment rate in Russia was 6.1%, said the Minister of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation Anton Kotkov.

the Minister stressed that the peak of the pandemic passed in Russia much better than in a number of countries. This Anton Kotkov said at the forum of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs.

Earlier, at a meeting of President Vladimir Putin on the implementation of the adopted measures to support the economy and social sphere Anton Kotkov said that the number of officially registered unemployed in Russia has grown for two month for 1 million 50 thousand people and exceeded 2.4 million people.

Kotkov reported that, according to preliminary data Rosstat, in Russia more than 4.5 million unemployed.

the Previous unemployment data was sounded on June 1. Then Kotkov announced that Russia 2.09 million registered unemployed. In his opinion, the most difficult in the labor market will be the third quarter of this year, and then the situation will begin to improve.

So, for a fortnight the official unemployment rate increased by 334 thousand, or 15.9 per cent.